SVQ in Winter Services (Construction) at SCQF Level 5

Course Code: GM08 45
SCQF Level: 5
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


The Winter Services SVQ is useful for operators involved in winter road clearing operations. The qualification covers areas such as operating plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles to prevent, clear or reduce the impact of ice or snow. It includes moving, handling and storing resources; productive working practices; and general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Attainment demonstrates that operators have the competence to carry out their role safely and in accordance with company policy and statutory legislation. Our assessors will come to the workplace to assess competence and associated knowledge and understanding.

Candidates will be assessed to the industry recognised National Occupational Standards (NOS) that have been developed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Pass Requirements

Complete 4 Mandatory Units

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Operate Plant, Machinery, Equipment or Vehicles to Prevent, Clear or Reduce the Impact of Ice and Snow
Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
Conform to Productive Work Practices
Move, Handle or Store Resources